Snowbird is taking an approach similar to Killington. Instead of trying to open before Thanksgiving, Snowbird announced yesterday that Opening Day will be Mon, Nov. 30. That's after Thanksgiving weekend. The idea is to have plenty of time for snowmaking and natural snowfall so that even on Opening Day it will be easier for people to spread out on the slopes. Less WROD and more early season terrain in multiple sections served by more open lifts.